J. Ka’ai Spencer, Hawaii Preparatory Academyʻs strength and conditioning coordinator, has added two class times to the Ka Makani Strength and Conditioning schedule. All classes are open to the public.
A new Level 1 class runs from 8 to 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and another new Level 1 class runs from 5:45 to 7 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. All classes are held at HPAʻs Nakamaru Fitness Center at the Upper Campus.
Hawaii Preparatory Academyʻs performing arts students will present their spring production, An Evening of Song, Dance, and Music About Beginnings, Rainbows, and Love, at 7 p.m., on April 24 and 25 at the schoolʻs Gates Performing Arts Center. Tickets, which only are available at the door, are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Commencement ceremonies for the Hawaii Preparatory Academy will be held starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 23, in Castle Gymnasium at the school's Upper Campus. The ceremony is open to the public.
One hundred eight graduating seniors will take part in the program. Headmaster Lindsay Barnes will preside. Rika Inaba, senior class leader and Upper School Japanese teacher, will deliver the commencement address.
Nine Upper School students and teachers Phillip Cheng and Jaime Johnson recently spent two days volunteering at Pu'u Mali Restoration Area. The Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project organized the activity.
Hawaii Preparatory Academy hosted its Third Annual Earth Day Family Celebration and Environmental Science Symposium on Saturday, April 19, at the school’s Ulu Malama Terrace Farm, located at the Upper Campus. Here are highlights:
More than 2,400 books were “swapped” at The Friends of the HPA Librariesʻ Biennial Book Swap held April 10 and 11 at the Lynn Taylor Library. Students in grades K-8 participated in this highly-anticipated event.
“Many thanks to the volunteers who sorted books, set up the tables of books, manned the checkout table, constantly straightened out the books as classes came through, and stayed to put things back in order on Friday afternoon,” said David Giff, Village Campus library media specialist.
Seventh graders Tess Savage and Ruthy Gerstenberger placed first and third, respectively, in the “Real Women” Creative Writing Competition for Grades 5-12. The competition was sponsored by the County of Hawaiʻi Committee on the Status of Women in celebration of "National Womenʻs History Month." Students wrote about a significant female who has influenced their lives.